Men’s Soccer Falls to Wentworth, 1-0, at Babson Fall Classic

Courtesy of Babson College Sports Information

BABSON PARK, Mass. – John Golden scored the game's only goal on a first-half penalty kick to lift the Wentworth Institute of Technology Leopards to a 1-0 victory over the MIT Engineers on day two of the 2010 Babson Fall Classic at Hartwell-Rogers Field on Sunday.

With the win, Wentworth evened its record at 1-1-0, while MIT fell to 1-2-0 on the season.

The Leopards netted the decisive goal at 16:21, as an MIT foul in the box gave Wentworth a penalty kick. Golden placed the ensuing shot to the left of diving keeper Dylan Rankin, giving the Leopards a 1-0 lead.

MIT had two prime chances to tie the contest in the second half, but Wentworth managed to stifle both bids. The first came when Christian Therkelsen fired a shot past charging keeper Brian Pearsall in the 76th minute, but a Leopard defender blocked the attempt and cleared it off the goal line. The Engineers then threatened again in the 86th minute, when Matt Monheit chipped a ball to Therkelsen at the left post. However, Pearsall saved the senior's one-time bid from point-blank range to preserve the shutout win.

Pearsall finished with six saves in net for Wentworth, while Rankin made three stops in just over 85 minutes of action for MIT.